Monday, May 30, 2005

Monday, May 30, 2005
Waning Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Sunny and pleasant

What a beautiful morning! Going out to get the paper was such a joy! I love soft, gentle spring weather. It would be nice if we could ease into summer, and have one that’s pleasantly warm instead of uncomfortable. Maybe I’ll take my notebook out later and sit in the park in front of the library, or go to the Nature Center or something.

And let’s take a moment to remember all the soldiers who’ve died for us in the past, and are fighting for us in the present.

Couldn’t finish the first draft of “Blueberrying” last night – lost my thread. So I’ll have to push today and revise today, because it has to go out, latest, first thing in the morning tomorrow.

I have about the first half of the next Salt Marsh story written in my head. I have a feeling I won’t find out the point of the story until it’s written, and then I’ll have to go back and fix it.

Wrote about five pages of Elusive Prayers. It’s much funnier than I expected, without being a comedy. If I can get a few more pages done this week, I’ll be one third of the way finished with the first draft. I’d like to get all four initial tie-ins done by August, and then see which stories lend themselves to more ebooks.

Heard from my mentee, with an apology for being out of touch. My notes did what I hoped they’d do – got her thinking along some roads for rewrites, sparked some new ideas, and confirmed things she wanted to do but hadn’t yet. So, she’s going to dive into a rewrite, and I look forward to it when she’s done with it. As long as we keep communicating, we don’t have to set specific deadlines for anything.

If I haven’t heard from the artists by the end of the day, I will send a friendly follow-up tomorrow. As far as I’m concerned, the artwork for both The Widow’s Chamber and Tapestry only needs the title and byline dropped in; Cutthroat Charlotte only needs a signed contract back; and Angel Hunt – I have one or two questions for the artist. I look forward to signed contracts, so that I can add links to their work here and on my website.

My friend Angela sent me an hilarious e-card – even the cats sat in front of the screen, fascinated! {It’s a girl thing! :)}

Off to continue work on “Blueberrying”. Time to pull out the old Bobbsey Twins books – they’re an integral part of the plot.

Devon
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